THE VIEW FROM THE DARTMOUTH OFFICE
Every picture on this website, with no exception, is taken from one place - our Dartmouth office garden
For those of you that don’t already know..........every single snap on this website is taken from one place -
our garden in Above Town, Dartmouth, Devon, England
Minday 5th June 2023 - 11.50am
There are masses of pix to upload, but I just wanted to get this little gem on show.
Later this week there will be a huge update complete with full explanation for the patchy coverage of the last six months.
In the meantime.....remember - every snap is taken from one house in Above Town, Dartmouth, Devon
TVFTDO is a unique record of life in, on, around and above the wonderful river Dart.
See all of last years albums here.
You can also take a look at The Pick of TVFTDO.
Big congratulations to you for wading through this entire front page.
If you want to delve deeper take a look inside, there are thousands of snaps here.
I'm still reassembling the site following a major software update, but there's still plenty of years of pix to be seen.
Head to the top of the page and surf.
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 are completed years - along with 2010. Not all are captioned yet I must warn. The rest will be added over time.
Well done for getting this far. You now have a choice. Continue on below looking at the previous updates or heading inside to look at ALL the August photos. For every one here on the front page there are ten more inside.
22 February 2023 - 23:46:23
You may well ask. It's a vast container ship called One Cygnus, all 354 metres length of it passing by the end of the river. The lights are around the top of its deck. And you can just make out the water line. On its way from the Thames to the Suez Canal.
You didn't think these mega boats only travelled by daylight did you ?
14 January 2023 - 15:28:05
Upriver at Noss the new reception building has emerged from its scaffolding cocoon. Premier marinas wanted it ready for Christmas.
I suspect that's a deadline that slipped a bit. But the place is coming along nicely.
21 February 2023 - 10:05:14
Meanwhile, at Darthaven, their new reception building is still cocooned.
Looking forward to the grand unveiling.
18 January 2023 - 09:51:58
Continuing the construction theme, Dart Harbor have this year completed the replacing of the commercial fishing pontoon that was begun last year. Here you see the final southern end piece being hauled away.
05 March 2023 - 11:51:58
And here it is completed. We have to assume the fishermen are happy. If fishermen are ever happy.
23 January 2023 - 16:15:03
Passing out parade was conducted under the watchful eye of the very popular Countess of Wessex.
The flyby pilots put on a little bit of extra 'show'.
24 January 2023 - 07:41:41
Delivery / collection Dart style. Inverdart is not a house with normal access.
It's also probably not a house that gets too many Deliveroo orders.
14 February 2023 - 07:44:26
A grey sunrise ? All sunrises are good. This one just a bit more special than good.
05 March 2023 - 00:34:24
Not seen one of these for quite a while - it's a sky lantern. Not banned yet in England they are much frowned upon.
This is the second one seen that night, but it wasn't initially clear where it was launched from...........
05 March 2023 - 00:33:11
.........and then I realised an earlier frame showed exactly where lift off occured - from the pontoon nearest to the North Embankment scrubbing grid.
26 January 2023 - 15:58:13
It's the river's equivalent of 'the grass is always greener'.
In this case, the Dart is always bluer at the far end.
26 January 2023 - 15:58:13
Some days the light is exceptional.
21 February 2023 - 10:01:12
Back to Construction News. Of the five properties visible in this shot four have or are being totally rebuilt.
And one is becoming two. The Gunfield is the exception although that had a multi year refurbishment ten years ago.
And hasn't been lived in since.
05 March 2023 - 11:52:32
Heck that must have been cold. Not the Sunday to be part of a kayak convoy if you liked your creature comforts.
16 January 2023 - 08:32:51
It's Broog from Zeebrugge.
It's an LNG (liquified natural gas) carrier heading for Egypt probably topping up at the Damietta gas terminal to return and replenish Europe's much needed energy supplies.
22 February 2023 - 08:56:35 22 February 2023 - 14:00:10
The highest tide of the year (apparently, I didn't check). Have to concede I missed the highest of the high moment.
But later captured the lowest of the low.
25 January 2023 - 01:08:34
The new-ish nav light over on the Kingswear shore underneath the Daymark usually only shows green when viewed from TVFTDO. But a little bit of mist proves it really is a red light district. I was actually tring to snap the visiting comet hence you can see the stars above.
Never did see that comet.
05 February 2023 - 09:40:32
The sea wasn't looking all that rough.
But hit a wave wrong and you'll ruin your hair.
14 February 2023 - 11:13:22
Apologies, but I have been away from Dartmouth for quite a few days already in 2023.
So it was Valentines Day before I heard that welcome whistle announcing the return of the steam traions.
10 March 2023 - 18:28:00
Noss on Dart all lit up - presumably meaning that the new reception building is open for business.
All looking very neat.
This is a quick addition to the front page - you might see some repition down below. Too bad.
20 April 2023 - 09:22:
Lord of all he surveys. 'Grandad' seal enjoys a comfy perch on his favourite rib.
Obviously he checked it out on RibAdvisor.
29 April 2023 - 15:23:05
No RibAdvisor review for this canvas put-you-up. But probably a softer touch than the pontoon deck.
29 April 2023 - 09:30:41
Five blubbery chaps and chapesses sought comfort on the RDYC pontoon.
The one on the extreme right wasn't so popular with the others who discouraged his arrival.
30 April 2023 - 09:20:55
You'll need to look inside the April album to see these two having a fall out. And a fall out it definitely is. They are not being chummy.
Clearly not all seals are friends.
28 April 2023 - 10:32:46
Last year I spotted a seal with a wound around its neck.
Seems possible it could be this one on the right.
Although, it COULD be a tracking collar.
28 April 2023 - 09:48:31
Don't look down. A crew member from tall ship Tenacious is atop the fourth (of five) yardarms on the forward mast.
ie, she is a long way up.
28 April 2023 - 03:50:12
Tenacious looking all serene in the drizzle during the middle of the night.
30 April 2023 - 07:01:33
The second cruise ship of the year, is Maud, a return visitor, but very welcome.
She was a bit earlier than I expected and had travelled up as far as the roundabout before I surfaced.
30 April 2023 - 07:43:09
The landing stage of Maud is assembled. With the aid of a size twelve boot.
30 April 2023 - 07:23:26
And the Dart Harbour crew tie up cruise ship Maud with an intracate bit of knitting. Sorry, knotting.
30 April 2023 - 07:34:23
There's your knot.
Or...I'm afraid not.
30 April 2023 - 10:08:20
Spotting visitors from cruise ship Maud wasn't the hardest challenge.
28 April 2023 - 19:38:22
Darthaven marina's new reception building is beginning to emerge. Smart it is, too.
28 April 2023 - 09:33:09
Up at Noss-on-Dart the walkway down to the pontoons has finally been moved to its new position.
28 April 2023 - 21:38:58
A nice little classy superyacht is in port. Called Jura II from Jersey.
29 April 2023 - 10:23:49
Still no front view of Jura II. Did I mention it's a classy looking boat.
Meanwhile, behind it sits a yacht called Sexy Badass. Lots of class there too, trouble is, with that name, it's all low.
30 April 2023 - 07:47:26
Up on the bridge of Maud there's more than enough lookouts.
10 March 2023 - 23:57:00
Back in March, Dartmouth port's largest fishing vessel, the William Henry headied out in ideal fishing weather.
03 June 2023 - 12:59:27
It's a cruel world.
At first I thought this was one of the many buzzards that fly around us, but a sharp eyed twitcher suggested it wasn't and a bit of research confirmed it is actually a peregrine falcon collaring some lunch above Above Town in Dartmouth. The poor victim had given up trying to escape by this time.